St John's Anglican Church, Dalby

St John's Anglican Church, Dalby, 2010

St John's Anglican Church is a heritage-listed church, located at 153 Cunningham Street, Dalby, Queensland, Australia. It is the third church of that name on the site.


The Reverend Benjamin Glennie had a plan to establish the (then) Church of England on the Darling Downs through four churches in the larger towns named after the four apostles: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.[1]

In 1859 Rev. Glennie obtained a grant of two acres of land on the corner of Cunningham and Drayton Streets to establish a church, a school and a parsonage. In 1866 the first church was designed by architect W.C. Wakeling and was partially built; it was a small brick building with an iron roof. However, its foundations were inadequate and cracks appeared in the building, so it was decided to replace it. The second church a rectangular timber building with a shingle roof, designed by architect Willoughby Powell; it was opened in 1876.[2]

In 1922, a third church was designed by architect Harry Marks, a member of the prominent family of architects in Toowoomba and the foundation stone laid. The building was completed in 1923 and it was not consecrated until 1935.[2]


The church is build in the shape of a crucifix in Gothic revival style. The exterior walls and buttresses are of brown facebrick with white cement copings and mouldings. The roof is steeply pitched roof and made of fibrous cement shingles.[2]

Heritage listing

The church was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register on 14 August 2008.[2]

See also


  1. "Rev. Benjamin Glennie - Apostle of the Downs". History: Profiles. Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "St John's Anglican Church (entry 602399)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 17 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 27°11′02″S 151°15′48″E / 27.18402°S 151.26328°E / -27.18402; 151.26328

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